The Med & Cuba by Sail

Intrepid Travel is offering adventurous travellers an alternative to large cruise ship tours of Europe and the Caribbean with new small group sailing adventures around the Mediterranean's Cote d'Azur and Cuba's Canarreos Peninsula.

The only tour operator offering the chance to sail along the French Riviera, Intrepid's Cote d'Azur Sailing Adventure travels from one celebrated port to the next, uncovering a side of France only the rich get to see. Swimming and snorkelling in the clear waters and idyllic beaches of the Iles d'Hyeres Archipelago is a highlight out at sea, while the charming cities of Marseille, St-Tropez, Cannes and Nice provide the evening's wining and dining. The eight day trip begins in Marsaille and spends seven nights on board a yacht before ending in Nice. It is from AU$1,811 (US$1,599) per person and the first departure is on 30 May 2015.

The Canarreos Archipelago, comprising of around 350 islets south of Cuba in the Caribbean Sea, is the focus of Intrepid's new Cuba Sailing Adventure. Travellers will discover hidden beaches, uninhabited islands and underwater scenery, including the chance to swim with turtles and manta rays. Disembarking at Cienfuegos will see travellers drinking a rum or two with new friends.

The nine day trip begins in Havana and spends five nights on board a catamaran boat with all meals included before ending back in Havana. It is from AU$2,195 (US$1,938) per person and the first departure is on 15 November 2015. Travellers can also add on the 8-day Classic Cuba trip beforehand to get a comprehensive land and sea experience in Cuba.

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